Class II Cedar River, IA

Cedar River (Minnesota to Iowa River)

The Cedar River offers great scenery as it winds through wooded areas, occasionally passing limestone bluffs. One of the most breathtaking features can be found at Palisades-Kepler State Park, where there is a limestone gorge that is well over 100 feet deep. The last 71 miles of the Cedar offer a slightly different experience from the upper stretch, as the river flows naturally, free of dams, from Palisades-Kepler State Park to the confluence with the Iowa River. (Iowa DNR)

Section Details

Trip Length Multiday, 277.0 Miles
Fishing Yes
Camping Yes
Manager State, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Wild & Scenic No
Water Trail Yes
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